MUSIC: Dance Party with Brendan Canning @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. The celebration for “Oh, Canada” exhibition continues with a dance party with the co-founder of the Toronto-based indie rock group Broken Social Scene and a stalwart on the city’s DJ circuit for more than a decade. With short sets by Pastoralia from Nova Scotia and the duo Sleepy Panther from Calgary. 9pm. $15; $20 with gallery admission; $10 students; FREE kids under 12.
MUSIC: Bettye LaVette @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. According to The New York Times, “Now recognized as one of the great soul interpreters of her generation, she has a gift that, in my opinion, makes her the equal of Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner.” And we’ll second that emotion, you betcha… 8pm. $20, $35 & $50; VIP tix $55.
FILM: “Payback: Debt and the Shadow side of Wealth” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Jennifer Baichwal’s riveting and poetic documentary on “debt” in its various forms — societal, personal, environmental, spiritual, criminal and, of course, economic. 5:30pm. $7; students $5.
MUSIC: Rebecca Cline & Nicki Denner @ Union College’s Emerson Auditorium, Schenectady. Presented by Jazz/Latino, Inc. in their final concert of the season, the piano duo explores “The Caribbean Side of Thelonious Monk.” 8pm. $15; seniors $5.
COMEDY: The Improv Club @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. A wild mix of stand-up comics, public speakers, accountants, actors, writers and frustrated hams who like making people laugh. 8pm. $15 in advance; $17 at the door.
MUSIC: Phil Hoyt @ the Train Depot Green, Salem. The traditional country music singer kicks off the free Summer Sounds of Salem weekly concert series. 11am. FREE. More info and full season schedule here…
FILM: “The Loving Story” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. Director Nancy Buirski’s documentary about the interracial marriage of Richard and Mildred Loving in 1960′s Virginia and their landmark Supreme Court case that changed history. 7:30pm. $7; students $5.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: StrangeCreek Campout @ Camp Kee-Wannee, Greenfield, Mass. It’s Day Two of the three-day fest with Max Creek headlining tonight. The main stage music starts at 10am. More info and full schedule here…
TALK: Phillip Toledano @ the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock. The artist will discuss his work, which ranges from the socio-political to the personal, and varies in medium from photography to installation. 8pm. $7; students & seniors $5.